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A rescue harness created by industrial design student Nick Graham as a means of getting climbers affected by altitude sickness back down to safe levels in a rapid descent, has been awarded a product design gold medal at the 2012 Best Design awards.
The Best Awards, run by the Designers Institute of New Zealand, celebrate the ingenuity and economic value of graphic, interactive, product and spatial design in New Zealand.
Fellow design student Marcus Brown was also awarded a gold medal in the interactive design category for his design of a website in support of an imaginary film character and gadgets designed for this persona.
Along with the golds, students and staff from Massey’s College of Creative Arts picked up two silver and four bronze prizes, including a bronze award for digital media lecturer Tanya Marriott. Massey alumni were prominent amongst the winners from industry.